[Mailman-Users] Sending emails via Mailman Issue

Saxvik, Ben bsaxvik at sunrice.com.au
Thu Nov 30 23:45:56 CET 2006

Hi Patrick,

I tired to telnet to port 25 on localhost and got a connection refused

I verified that sendmail was running and it was. I then proceeded to
/etc/hosts file and found that the loopback address for the machine was
incorrect. Instead of the address being it was ::1. Once I
change it back it was all sweet.

I did apply some patches to my system recently so one of them must have
changed this address.

Again thanks for your assistance.




-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Bogen [mailto:pdbogen at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, 1 December 2006 1:50 AM
To: Saxvik, Ben
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Sending emails via Mailman Issue

On 11/30/06, Saxvik, Ben <bsaxvik at sunrice.com.au> wrote:
> Yes the MTA is running on the mailman machine.
> No I have not changed the options SMTPHOST and SMTPPORT, they are 
> still set to their default settings. SMTPHOST 'localhost' SMTPPORT

Can you double-check that your MTA is listening on port 25? Either
using: netstat -lnp (and looking for port 25) or: telnet localhost 25
and see if the MTA responds (after a few seconds, probably.)

- Patrick Bogen

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